The Legend of Billie Jean [Fair Is Fair Edition] [Blu-ray] [1985]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (31 out of 31)

    Special Features


    • Commentary track with stars Helen Slater and Yeardley Smith

    Synopsis


    The Legend of Billie Jean
    With their father dead and their mother busy trying to land a steady beau, pretty teen Billy Jean Davy (Helen Slater) and her younger brother, Binx (Christian Slater), spend their time riding Binx's moped and dreaming of life in Vermont -- several climate zones away from the humid, omnipresent heat of their Texas town. One day, on their way from their trailer park home to a swimming hole, the Davy kids run afoul of rich boy Hubie Pyatt (Barry Tubb) and his cronies, who steal -- and later trash -- the scooter Binx bought with his father's paltry life insurance benefits. Demanding payment from Hubie and his merchant dad (Richard Bradford) for the damage that's been inflicted on both the bike and her brother's face, Billie Jean narrowly escapes being raped by the elder Pyatt. In the ensuing scuffle, Binx accidentally shoots Mr. Pyatt, sending himself, Billie Jean, and their friends, Ophelia (Martha Gehman) and Putter (Yeardley Smith), on the lam. When the "Billie Jean Gang" becomes a media sensation, Pyatt capitalizes on their notoriety by selling T-shirts and bric-a-brac, while policeman Ringwald (Peter Coyote), who feels guilty for having refused to help Billie Jean, tries to bring the kids in without anyone getting hurt. However, when the gang mock-kidnaps rich amateur filmmaker Lloyd (Keith Gordon), unaware that he's the district attorney's son, the situation spins out of control. Soon, Lloyd's videotape of the suddenly crop-topped, Joan of Arc-emulating, eminently telegenic Billie Jean elevates a local headline into a national sensation, and even Lloyd's attraction to Billie Jean can't protect her from the media lightning rod she's become. The Legend of Billie Jean marks the screen debut of Christian Slater, who is no relation to co-star Helen Slater. Actor Gordon, who made his debut as a screenwriter with Mark Romanek's Static the year Billie Jean came out, would go on to direct a number of critically acclaimed films. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Helen Slater
      Helen Slater - Billie Jean
    • Keith Gordon
      Keith Gordon - Lloyd
    • Christian Slater
      Christian Slater - Binx
    • Richard Bradford
      Richard Bradford - Pyatt
    • Peter Coyote
      Peter Coyote - Ringwald



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Favorite Film!

      Posted
      Jelly
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      I absolutely love this film! The quality was PERFECT! The only flaw was that there were no Closed Captions available. I have tinnitus and it makes watching movies difficult because I can’t make out what’s being said without turning the volume higher than most people like. Other than that teeny disappointment, the disc was perfect and the clarity of the film was stellar!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love this movie

      Posted
      ab64
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      Been waiting for this movie to come out on DVD or Blu-ray for years. I read somewhere that the master copies had been destroyed in a fire so the movie would probably never be released on disc. Glad to see this wasn't the case. The soundtrack is great and the movie itself is one I can watch over and over.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie.

      Posted
      HorrorFan
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      This is a movie that stands the test of time with nostalgia. Had the VHS, DVD and now Blu-ray. The transfer worked, making quality and sound at its peak.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      What an awesome 80's movie!

      Posted
      Madfan1958

      This is one of my all time favorite movies, I was glad to see that it finally made it to blu ray. This movie brings me so many teenage year memories. I love everything about it. Helen Slater was awesome! Fair is Fair!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Soundtrack and Hellen Slater are awesome

      Posted
      Jrboy45
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      I have loved this movie since I first saw it in the 80s. I have waited patiently for this movie to be released on DVD and I ordered my copy the first day it was available. It was worth the wait!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Fun Movie

      Posted
      Jennilynn
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      Even though this wasn't the best movie I've ever seen I really enjoyed the music and the theme. Billie Jean, a girl, is strong, beautiful and a women.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A fav from my youth

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      dburnham1
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      I was glad to score this. I really enjoyed it in my youth. Must find out what happened to Helen Slater.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "Fair is fair"

      Posted
      RiverJade22
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      I cant believe they put this on Blu-ray. One of Christian Slater's first roles. Its really cheesy but I love it anyway. Great ending too!!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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